New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a history of concussions, according to his wife Gisele Bundchen.
Gisele Bundchen, the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said on Wednesday that her husband has a history of concussions.
Bundchen also claims that Brady had a concussion last year, during the 2016 NFL season. The problem is the Patriots didn’t list the quarterback as having a concussion at any point during the 2016 season, and no concussion or head injury is listed for him in his pro career, according to ESPN. The team did report leg, thigh and ankle injuries for the quarterback last year.
“He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every — I mean, we don’t talk about it. He does have concussions,” Bundchen said on CBS This Morning. “I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for a body to go through that kind of aggression all the time. That could not be healthy for you.”
The Patriots, NFL, and Brady’s agent haven’t commented of the report. The NFL Players Association will be looking into Bundchen’s claims. The league requires that “significant or noteworthy” injuries be reported and Brady hasn’t been listed on an injury report with a concussion since 2003, according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
Brady, who’s 39 and has played in the NFL for 17 years, has said that he wants to play until his mid-40s. Last year he threw for 3,554 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions and won his fifth Super Bowl.
Now the question is how will the NFL respond to Bundchen’s claim of Brady having concussions. The league has worked to improve its concussion protocol since lots of former players sued the league for doing nothing about concussions. Players have even walked away from the game due to fear of getting a concussion. Let’s hope the NFL does the right thing in this situation.